My head is spinning people! There’s so much info flying around about this week’s finale shows at the Nokia theater in Los Angeles, it’s hard to separate rumors from fact. (THR has spoilers HERE.)
NEW!: According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Steven Tyler will be singing onstage. And, he’ll be in good company. According to the source, the Aerosmith frontman will be joined by Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga and Beyonce who will perform a group medley along with contestants Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina.”
David Cook will perform their first singles on Tuesday’s final. Scotty’s song is called ‘Love You This Big’ and Lauren’s is a Kristy Lee Cook cover titled “Like My Mother Does.” Country songwriter, Tim Nichols, who wrote Tim McGraw’s country hit, “Live Like You Were Dying, ” tweeted that Scotty recorded one of his songs. There’s no confirmation that the song is Scotty’s single.
Carrie Underwood and George Strait chose a song for Lauren and Scotty (respectively) to sing on Tuesday night’s final. Carrie posted on her fan club message board that it was a song she wanted to do on the show, but wasn’t able for one reason or another.
Scotty and Lauren’s 3rd song will be a “favorite performance” of their choosing from the past season.
Bono and the Edge will will appear alongside cast members of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Wednesday’s finale.
Lady Gaga will sing “Edge of Glory” from her new album on Wednesday’s finale, accompanied by Bruce Springsteen E Street Band saxophonist, Clarence Clemons.
TBoz & Chili with Lil’ Jon
Kirk Franklin, will sing his new single “Smile” on the finale Wednesday.
Steven Tyler to perform “Dream On” with full orchestra on Wednesday’s Idol finale. According to AeroFANatic, Steven will be backed by the DeLeo Brothers (From Stone Temple Pilots) along with Marti Fredrickson on drums and Russ Irwin on Piano Source: AeroFANatcit.
Jennifer Lopez will duet with husband Marc & Marc – duet
Beyonce performing w/Top 13 girls
Tom Jones performing w/Top 13 guys
Casey Abrams will perform with Jack Black on Wednesday’s finale
Carrie Underwood duet with Lauren Alaina
Tim McGraw – duet with Scotty McCreery
Haley Reinhart – duet with Tony Bennett
Judas Priest – duet with James Durbin
Pia Toscano will team up with Charice for a duet on Wednesday’s results show. (You can see Charice on tonight’s Glee finale) According to this source, Charice will not be on Idol tonight “Despite rumors that Charice will make a guest appearance on the season finale of “American Idol, ” a source close to Warner Brothers Records said though “American Idol” was interested, last minute arrangements could not be done in time for Wednesday’s show.”
UDPATE: Carrie posted at her fan club message board that the megagroup medley rumor for tomorrow is completely false.
According to her parents, Haley Reinhart will sing an original song on the finale. The tune will be released to iTunes, and if it’s successful, an album will follow.